Thursday, April 23, 2009

Shit Stirring & the Politics of Race

Me fellow Malaysians,

Malaysians are very fond of pointing out our (supposed) multi-racial harmony.

Please read the following article & tell me what ye thinks.

The Malaysian Insider
Thursday April 23 2009Police station mobbed after school fight
PONTIAN, April 23 — A mob of about 1,000 laid siege to a police station in Pekan Nanas, Johor, on Monday after a Malay teacher was allegedly assaulted by a Chinese man in a national school.

The police station was locked up and a Federal Reserve Unit squad was deployed to prevent the crowd from storming the building.

The police were armed with assault guns while others carried shields or tear gas canisters as they formed a protective ring around the police station.

According to Johor Criminal Investigation Department chief Amer Awal, the problem started when a 13-year-old Chinese student was slapped by a 17-year-old Malay student last Friday after he accidentally brushed the older boy's shoulders.

The Chinese boy is the grandson of a well-known MCA leader, a news website reported.

Sin Chew Daily reported that the Chinese student was transferred to the school less than a month ago and had a history of playing truant. He was once suspended from school for 14 days, the paper reported.

After the assault, the younger boy's father turned up with three friends at the school on Monday to settle the matter but was stopped by the Malay teacher, who is believed to be the father of the student who had hit the boy.

A fight broke out between the two, and the teacher later lodged a police report claiming that he sustained injuries to his face, chest and back.

The 36-year-old father of the Chinese boy was arrested while he was making a report at the Pekan Nanas police station.

When news of the incident broke out, the teacher's friends and relatives began to gather at the police station.

Scuffles erupted between the angry crowd and the police while the boy's father was being transferred to the Pontian district police headquarters in a van.

The crowd tried to stop the van from leaving, with some people throwing objects at the vehicle, smashing one of its windows.

The police are investigating the slapping incident while the father, who has been remanded, is being investigated for trespassing and causing offence in a group.

Following the incident, SMS messages were circulated among Pekan Nanas residents warning them of racial tensions and telling them to stay at home.

Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Wee Jeck Seng urged the police to come down hard on those responsible for circulating the SMS messages. — The Malaysian Insider



Are we so fooking sad that a RACIAL RIOT could be triggered by something so fooking childish & juvenile as ONE BULLY SLAPPING THE FATHER OF ANOTHER BULLY? Haiyo, sedih la . . .

26 comments:

.ani said...

It is fooking ridiculous ... but this is the small time mentality we have here ...

imbecilic morons ... and their herd mob mentality!!!

ARRGHHHHHHHHH try being one indian lady surrounded by some 100 mat rempits at 3am in the morning - you will know what mob mentality means to them ... cow brained assholes!!!!

anfield devotee said...

ani: errrm . . . were you by any chance driving in excess of 140km/h prior to being surrounded to them mat rempits?

.ani said...

nope i was at a traffic light - scary as shit being alone at that hour and them all staring at you - freaked me out and not much freaks me out as you know!

anfield devotee said...

ani: Me said "prior" la.

I'll bet you must have been doing yer usual "Ani-as-Raikonen" manouvres fer em to give ye the dagger looks . . .

.ani said...

no la uncle ... came out of my house ... slow at main road lights there they were. was heading to church for Easter service couple years back - scariest moment i swear i sweated blood in my nice sari and all !!!

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

lets face it la. racism is still very much alive and literally kicking in our so called 'truly asia' country. this piece of news isnt really 'news'. just another news report and nothing more.

and this mat rempit menace, they're getting big-headed no thanks to you-know-what la.

j or ji said...

turn off mood betul baca news macam ni.

semua nak tunjuk mafia.habuk pun tarak!

anfield devotee said...

kerp: am not so naive to think the deep-rooted problem of racism is non-existent. Me point is how can something so fooking trivial involving a couple of knuckleheads turn into such a big hoo-har? I mean, seriously . . .

j or ji: Correcto Mundo. Mafia with no isi whatsoever . . .
(ps: no comment on Exodus posting below?)

Azer Mantessa said...

i guess we have long long way to go.

there is this chinese guy in love with my daughter BUT had to break up the relationship because his parents disapprove the relationship with non-chinese especially malays. in fact his mother had heart attack once knew about the relationship.

oh well.

as said, we have long long way to go.

anfield devotee said...

azer: Ok, me knows this is gonna ruffle a few feathers. But in many cases such as what ye mentioned, it is because the LAW requires a spouse to convert to Islam if marrying a Malay.

You can understand why some people are apprehensive.

Again, as a product of a mixed marriage meself, me can tell you plenty of people used to frown on me parents fer marrying outside their race.

But when the law imposes COMPULSORY conversion, it adds yet another dimension to an already complicated state of affairs.

Achilles said...

AD: Fooking unbelievable how something small has become so big. Like WTF.

I really don't understand the teacher's friends and relatives storming the police station... i mean the guy has already been arrested.... and then now they want to take the law in their own hands?

what else did they want? Fooking crazy man.

Ani: I have many other friends who have similar cases like you. Stop by the traffic light and these "ants" automatically surround you. They just like hassling women i think... nothing more. sad part is, the cops are afraid of them... so don't go running to them.

What we need is a vigalante like Punisher who is bent on taking all these fookers down.

Jon-C said...

Well if ppl start to scratch the surface of Bolehland society, they'll find a less than rosy scenario. Truly Asia, my foot lah.

Everyone's got racism tendencies but some of us are open minded enough to acknowledge that and work together to break down the barriers and understand each other more. Some choose otherwise, and i mean both the bumi and non-bumi side. Sad, really sad.

.ani said...

Jon-C eheh I am no racist (pretends to look hurt) ... I just fooking bloody hate everyone ;p - seeing as I am one major rojak with malayali+ceylonese+chinese with chinese,punjabi,malay,italian,turkish extended family ... how can I be/not be racist :))))

racist and loving it ... at least you know what you're dealing with when you're dealing with me :))

anfield devotee said...

Achilles: You should become a vigilante dude! Like The Watchmen! Just make sure the spandex not too tight & maybe give the underwear on the outside look a miss. . . hee hee!

JonC: Betul betul.

ani: Haiyo, Malayali & Ceylon mix . . . people, beware of this foul creature . . . (hee hee) . . .

.ani said...

AD: don't conveniently forget the chinese ok ahahahah foul creature indeed ... pppbbbhhttttt I ask my bro to show you foul kah kah kah ...

Tinesh said...

waiyooooo sooo small matter aso wana fight ar? fights have lost their meaning man.

Amir Hamzah said...

We are still living in a society plagued with racial overtones. It takes a concerted effort from everyone, just to exorcise that niggling urge to be amongst your own kind.

anfield devotee said...

Tinesh: Edwin Starr?

Amir Hamzah: Correct. If we can welcome a bluenose here . . .

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

talking about The Watchmen, so happen i caught a novel-based movie titled Little Children last night where Jackie Earle Haley, one of the Watchmen, played a role as a pedo.

it was a good movie. although some people will say nothing beats reading the novel itself, but guess what, i finished the whole story within 2 hours. and the best part was, it spared me from reading!

muahahahaaa...

anfield devotee said...

kerp: lazy bastard . . .

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

muahahaha...

i'm getting bored to death la dei.

eh, that bluenose thing, you talking about them Toffees ah?

anfield devotee said...

Yes, Kerp, Amir Hamzah, comes from the wrong side of town . . . he is the illigitimate love child of David Moyes! ha ha!

But me is grateful that his lot managed to stop da scum in the semis.

Sega Blues said...

Hahahaha...finally some recognition by Mr Liverpool himself for the Blue half. Much appreciated dude. It ain't over yet as we've still haven't won anything but it is looking like the FA Cup is the only trophy coming to Merseyside. As for this incident of bully vs bully....what can i say? I'm deeply sadened cause people are so easily instigated and provoked. So much is wrong in this country.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

ahh, ok. reminds me very much of our in-house rambler...kahkahhh...

yea man, i'll be rooting for the merseyside blues come end of May, and deny chelsea st petersburg a potential double.

anfield devotee said...

Sega: He he. Good luck!

Kerp: But me thinks dem chelski rent boys will be lifthing old big ears this season. Sorry, don't thinks arse gonna win anything with that sort of defending.

Amir Hamzah said...

auwwww... the reds are going soft on the Blues eh? well we're going to need all the prayers we can!